Teachers at Thompson’s Station Middle School have taken notice of 14-year-old Britton Rowe.

Although he and his family moved to the area less than a year ago, the eighth grader is already earning praise for making a positive influence on his peers.

“We are proud to name Britton our Academic All-Star,” said his teachers. “Britton strives to give his best effort in every situation. He is a hard-working student and always seeks help when he needs it. We feel privileged to know him and are excited to hear about his future successes in high school and beyond.”

Britton moved to Williamson County from Ohio at the start of the school year. Despite not knowing anyone, Britton says the transition wasn’t as difficult as he thought it would be.

“I was pretty sad at first because I had lived there my entire life and I didn’t know what to expect,” said Britton. “But the process of being here has actually been pretty nice. The teachers have been able to teach the lessons in a way that I can understand easily, and I’ve made some really good friends.”

Social studies is Britton’s favorite subject, but he says he has also enjoyed math this year.

“My math teacher, Coach Tate, he’s really good,” said Britton. “He doesn’t take math super seriously, so that makes it easier for me. He also teaches it in a way that I can understand.”

Coach Tate isn’t the only teacher at Thompson’s Station who has played a tole in Britton’s success.

“Ms. Langosch has been a really big help,” said Britton. “I visit her sometimes, and she has helped me improve a lot.”

He’s only an eighth grader, but Britton already has a pretty good idea of what he wants to do when he grows up.

“I think I want to be a pharmacist,” said Britton. “My mom works at HCA and helps with cancer patients, and my grandma was a nurse. I just like the field of medicine.”

When it comes to school, Britton says he stays motivated by trying to focus on the future.

“Sometimes I stress out over the little things,” said Britton. “But I just want to plan for my future. That’s what is really important to me.”